Barsaat – dancing with the rain!

In the world of Nukthut, the monsoon rains hold a special place. 

On a warm, wet, drizzly, grey, showery, 14 October, we presented our mix of community and professional dance ensembles at CultureFest at Eltham Palace. It’s fair to say the monsoon rains had decided to arrive in time for the festival. 

We selected a medley of songs with the theme of rain and armed with our rain friendly chattris (umbrellas) we shared the choreography of falling droplets of rain to a wonderful inter-generational audience in The Great Hall of Eltham Palace.

With the monsoon comes change and re-newal , prosperity and often risk and as a result the monsoon season has inspired poets, musicians and artists for many thousands of years.

Many Nutkhut projects have included ‘rain’ as a moment of change – in our award winning ‘Bollywood Steps’ water and rain were at the heart of this show with a grande finale where we dispensed 3000 litres of recycled rainwater into the show.

In the words of our wonderful neighbours, Greenwich Dance, “the whole of the Great Hall erupted into a scene of sequins and colour as the magical dancers from Nutkhut had everyone up and dancing.”

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